Carol F. 'Poki' Rodriguez, 59, passed away June 6, 2011. Survived by loving husband of 35 years, Richard; brother, Harris Nishikawa of Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii; nieces and nephews, Desiree (Eddie) Vigil, Simon (Aileen) Gonzales, Buddy (Lena) Rodriguez, Ronnie (Debbie) Rodriguez and Daniel and Eve Nishikawa; great-nieces and nephews, Alycia and Arianna Vigil, Ceasar and Kaiden Gonzales, Nathan and Janelle Rodriguez, Yvonne and Angelina Rodriguez; godson, Angelo Ramirez; and special friends, Debbie Rivera, Joanna Benavidez and Bellma of Juarez, Mexico. Preceded in death by her parents, Shiginori and Betty Nishikawa. Poki was born in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii on October 10, 1951. She enjoyed gardening and her pets, Tugi and Ginger. Poki was proud of the numerous job related awards she received. The family would like to thank the south side Dialysis Center for their loving care. She loved everyone there, staff as well as patients. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. June 25, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Deacon Buddy Rodriguez officiating. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To the Rodriguez and Nishikawa family,

    Please know that our deepest sympathies are with you. Carol was truly a loving and beautiful person. Though she moved from Kauai, we still considered her as our neighbor in Waimea. May God’s loving arms embrace you all and give you peace.

    Pauline, Kaleo, Piilani, and Odetta

  2. Aloha to a wonderful childhood friend and neighbor. Carol and I grew up together in Waimea, Kauai, HI. She was always so sweet and friendly. My sympathy to all the family and to Harris. God Bless Lanis Wilson

  3. Carol,i will miss you so much, just going to Pueblo to visit Rachel,i always made sure i saw you and Joanna. You and Joanna were the only ones that stood by me, and accepted me, with all my faults and never gave up on me, i will never forget you, over 33 yrs , best friends forever, my girls loved you. You always kept us in your prayers, and every time i went to see you, you loved to hear the stories of Mexico,i know that you are in the arms of our precious savior, until we see each other again , love you,

  4. This is such a sad time. She was such a good friend to me…she could always make me laugh and feel better about anything. My family enjoyed being around her and welcomed her in. Even though we were miles apart…I knew I could always pick up the phone and we could talk about anything. She’s the only friend I called..she will be sadly missed.

  5. Carol, such a great loss for the family. Good times at so many family functions. I am so heartfelt with your passing. We have such good memories of you. My family were just sharing a few stories together, “Carol used to read to me when I was small”; “We stood with them when we were in Pueblo”; “They are at all of our family gatherings” Carol you will be missed dearly. I love you. I know you are in a beautiful place. Arms wide open for you! Rest in peace. Rich, with all our love to you and the family.
    Love Margo

  6. To the family of the Late Carol Nishkawa: My dearest Carol, my friend whom I’ve known all of my 59 yrs having been raised in Waimea and having played with Carol during our childhood days. Carol was born 2 days after me (10/8/51) and we shared alot of memorable days playing at the Waimea River Mouth. I’m glad that I was able to share some email communications with Carol over the last couple years. May she rest in peace. My deepest sympathy goes out to her loving husband who cared for her dearly all these years. Much Mahalos and Aloha, Laurie Yamase Sloan

  7. So, So, sorry for your loss. Carol always had a way of making one feel good about themselves. She will always be in the hearts of the people she touched with her kindness.

  8. Richard, So very sorry for your great loss. I remember Carol from when I worked in dialysis and how well you always took care of her. Please know that my prayer are for her and for you at this sad time

  9. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I remember Carol when I was a kid always trying to give me seaweed for a snack 🙂 She was always happy and smiling.

  10. Dear Richard, We were so saddened upon hearing of Carol’s death. Please accept our deepest sympathies. If there is anything that we can do during this grievous time please let us know. 542-6313
    In Christian love, Jack & Elena

  11. Dear Richard, I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a dear, sweet soul. I was glad to call her my special friend. We will all miss her very much. Take care, and keep in touch. Love, Anna Marie

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